McLaren-Honda's terrible results in Formula 1 are regularly making headlines at the moment, but in truth the team has been on a relatively poor run for several seasons now.
Sport is always a sequence of highs and lows, but a sustained run of failure can be enormously damaging for F1 teams, particularly when commercial arrangements mean their budgets are directly affected by what happens on track.
This is a pain Williams knows all too well. Sir Frank's much-loved outfit was on top of the world several times in the 1990s, before Renault quit the category and Adrian Newey left for Woking. Things have never quite been the same since.